Legendary Pictures recently unveiled the release date of the sequel Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, which is to appear in US theaters on February 23, 2018. That wasn't the only news they announced, as talks about casting actor Scott Eastwood are possibly in the works.
The production company is remaining tight-lipped about Eastwood's potential role, but we do know it would be of a key character. If the actor is indeed cast, he will appear alongside John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), who will play the lead as Idris Elba's (Thor) son, a pilot/marshall in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps named Stacker Pentecost.
Perhaps Eastwood could be Boyega's co-pilot? The Jaegers do require two pilots after all. The franchise's second installment will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and produced by the original's director, Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth).
The team of writers includes the same duo from Pacific Rim (2013), Del Toro and Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), as well as several additions: Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).
Regardless of whether or not Scott Eastwood lands a role in Pacific Rim 2, he will soon become a mainstream name. This is not because he is the son of legendary director/actor Clint Eastwood, known for his spaghetti western films and Million Dollar Baby (2004), among an array of other epic movies.
Scott may have begun his career by starring in some of his father's productions like Gran Torino (2008) or Flags of Our Fathers (2006), however he is quickly gaining his own independence and respect as an actor. While each of his current roles seem to be quite secretive, we do know which movies we can expect to see Scott Eastwood in.
Not only will the entertainer be featured in DC Comics' upcoming Suicide Squad (August 8, 2016), but also in the latest addition to the withstanding franchise Fast & Furious, entitled Fast 8 (April 14, 2017).
You can also expect to see him in Snowden (Sep. 16, 2016), directed by Oliver Stone (Platoon), alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception). Warner Bros. better act fast, because Scott Eastwood might just be overbooked — and it won't be long before his asking price skyrockets.